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Once again, the Indians keep the Ohio Cup

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Morning News and Notes for Thursday, August 16, 2018

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds
Winning the Ohio Cup brings everyone joy.
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland 4 - Cincinnati 3

Recaps: LGT | MLB

The Indians got a go-ahead two-run homer from Melky Cabrera and Brad Hand pitched into and out of trouble in the ninth as the Indians clinched a series sweep of the Reds and secure the Ohio Cup

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Yonder Alonso reacts to Leonys Martin illness - When the Indians acquired center fielder Leonys Martin from the Tigers last month, Martin was reunited with Yonder Alonso. The Tribe first baseman and Martin were teammates with the Mariners, and they live in Miami and train together in the offseason.

Shane Bieber embraces jokes about last name - Rather than becoming annoyed by the years of jokes thrown his way, Bieber has learned to laugh along with the instigators.

Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Trying to figure out the outfield -- Terry Pluto | cleveland.com - The Cleveland Indians have Michael Brantley and a bunch of spare parts as they try to piece together an outfield.

Cleveland Indians still trying to get a handle on Trevor Bauer's availability for rest of the season | cleveland.com - Francona, along with Chris Antonetti, president of baseball operations, said they'll know more in the next few days. But Francona added, "it's going to heal when it heals."

Indians' José Ramírez unique salsa endorsement deal - Yes, José Ramírez, too, is powered by salsa. But not just any salsa – the unlikely Cleveland Indians superstar has his own brand for sale in Ohio (also available online), and a portion of his proceeds go back to Cleveland causes, including the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Baseball Federation and the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland.

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